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DIT Finalizes Assessment Framework for Lower Secondary

Patrick Byakatonda, the Director Directorate of Industrial Training-DIT, says they have completed several packages including that of domestic electricians, poultry, piggery, cook, tailor and mushroom farming.

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The Directorate of Industrial Training-DIT has finalized the framework that will be used to assess learners after completing vocational studies at level one under the new lower secondary curriculum.

The directorate has also designed 42 occupations out of the 68 vocational occupations under the lower secondary curriculum. It comes a few months after the Ministry of Education and Sports rolled out the new competence-based lower secondary school curriculum earlier this year with.

The curriculum aims at helping learners to develop skills needed for employment. Under this curriculum, the Directorate of Industrial Training DIT is mandated to conduct competency-based assessment and certification for learners in vocational education for the award of the Uganda vocational qualification.


Patrick Byakatonda, the Director Directorate of Industrial Training-DIT, says they have completed several packages including that of domestic electricians, poultry, piggery, cook, tailor and mushroom farming.  

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Byakatonda notes that they want to ensure that all schools have enough teachers and materials to be used in the new curriculum. He, however, says their biggest challenge now is to orient teachers to fully understand the concept. 

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While launching the framework at Lugogo recently, the Education Minister, Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza noted that DIT will continue to identify and develop standards for non-formal occupations.  

Kakooza noted that the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy stipulates that vocational education pathways shall be flexible and accommodate all persons regardless of their existing academic or technical competences.

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